If you have never eaten a Red Lobster Biscuit, you are missing out. I don’t eat at Red Lobster very often, but my very favorite thing there is definitely the cheddar biscuits! They bring them out in a little basket before your order arrives. Holey smokes they are good! My husband and I ate there a few weeks ago, and after eating more than my share of biscuits, I resolved that I must find a way to make them at home.
I tried a copycat recipe a few years ago, but it wasn’t exactly right. And all the other recipes I found called for biscuit mix. I never use that stuff anymore, so I decided to come up with my own. I tweaked my regular biscuit recipe and added the butter glaze from the old copycat version. Happily the results were stellar, and I didn’t even have to experiment three or four times! These are just as good as the Red Lobster Biscuits I had at the restaurant. Maybe even better! They are best served warm right from the oven with the buttery garlic glaze dripping down the sides. Light, fluffy, and delicious, with a great garlic-y cheddar flavor. I dare you to eat just one!
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- 2 cups flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (sharp is best)
- 1 cup milk
- Garlic Butter Glaze:
- 3 Tbsp melted butter
- 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/8 tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the shortening into the dry ingredients till shortening is about the size of peas. Stir in the cheddar cheese. Add the milk and stir lightly, till just barely combined. Don't overmix or the biscuits will be tough. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or ice cream scoop to place balls of dough on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425° for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Combine all glaze ingredients and whisk well. Brush over hot biscuits.
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